Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous outpourings of solidarity worldwide to preserve our most precious possession: health. We have changed our lifestyle habits and followed health guidelines. We have all made countless small gestures, not only for our own health and that of our loved ones, but also in the hopes that we could somehow ease the burden of the health care personnel fighting this invisible enemy. Every action counts.
You are part of the people in our community who want to support the Gatineau Health Foundation and contribute to better health care in the Outaouais region; you know just how precious health is, and you also know that every action counts.
With over $4,000,000 committed to investment projects for the CISSS de l’Outaouais, we are determined to have a significant impact for the patients and stakeholders of our region’s health and social services system. More than ever, every action counts. Now, more than ever, every action counts. There is no question that our region is facing great needs, but together we can make a difference.
Here are two examples of projects where your support can have a much-needed impact.
The CISSS de l’Outaouais wants to equip the Gatineau and Hull hospitals’ laboratories with automated blood sample analyzers that can process several blood samples simultaneously. Each year, these two laboratories perform more than 70,000 analytical procedures on blood products to determine blood groups, verify the presence of antibodies, ensure pregnancy follow-ups, and more. Every year, an average of 25,000 blood products are also used for transfusions to patients in our region, including patients suffering trauma or undergoing cancer treatments or surgery.
The staff at the Freeman Youth Centre, an important facility for the Youth Protection Branch in the Outaouais region, strives to employ best practices in their interventions for the benefit of youth living with difficulties such as behavioural disorders, violence or drug use, etc. Outdoor activities are an essential component of their rehabilitation program since they allow adolescents to develop positive social behaviours. Despite the counsellors and educators’ best and most creative efforts, providing new outdoors activities is not always possible due to the Centre’s obsolete outdoor facilities. By making these much-needed activities possible, this project can play an essential part in fulfilling the Youth Centre’s primary mandate.